The surname Eliot is of Scottish and English origin.The English derivative of this name is the diminutive or pet form of the personal name Elias.The Hebrew name Elijah was made in Greek Elias and this personal name was very popular in Medieval England.Elijah,an Israelite prophet whose expliots are recounted in the First and Second Book of Kings.His conflicts with Ahab’s queen,Jezebel,and his prophecies of doom,are among the most vivid in the Bible.It was used as a Cristian given name among early Puritan settlers in New England.In Scotland it seems that the name in an early form was Elwald or Elwold,from the Old English Elfweald,meaning ‘elf ruler’.The Elliotts were one of the great riding clans of the western Scottish Borders.Riding clans were large groups of families that lived by a particular social system,the economy of which was sustained by the rustling of cattle and livestock.There is a bewildering variety of forms of this surname,but the general development of this name seems to be:Elwaud,Elwat,Eluat,Eluott,Elioat,Elliott.The name dates… Coat of arms: Or, two bars …
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